I came across this forum while looking into my problem. Its a long story. I hope you have the patience for it. You may then realise why i need some help!
About 6 months ago i woke up with a hard lump under my left nipple.. it slowly got bigger over a few weeks. I went to my doc who put me on antibiotics. After 10 days it still hadnt improved and became painful. I went to another doc who put me on different antibiotics, saying she wasnt sure why i was prescribed the other sort. After 7 days still no change so they referred me to a breast surgeon (BS). I was given another course of antibiotics in the meantime. A week before i had my appointment with the BS it became very painful and i headed to my after hours doctor who gave me another script of antibiotics and another piggy back type (cant remember the name). I saw the surgeon the next week.. the pain had subsided but the lump hadnt changed. The surgeon did an ultrasound and tried to drain the lump with no success. I was given more antibiotics to see if they would help. They didnt. I went and saw another doctor and she told me there was no lump and the discharge was nothing. Hmmm. The next doctor gave me more antibiotics, I went in for surgery. I had the lump removed and was told in a few days that the lump was benign.
Now my problem is that the lump is still there. Im not sure if its still swollen from surgery (which was in early Dec) or if it has come back. Last week I went to my after hours GP as i was getting shooting pains in my nipple and the scar had become inflamed. He cut it open and drained about 1/4 cup of thick pus from it. He put me on more antibiotics. I went back to my doc to tell her about my problem as my nipple is completely inverted and wont come out no matter how much i try to manipulate it. After the pus was drained the lump was still there .. it is a very large lump (maybe 3 cm x 2.5 cm). I am still getting pain and was told to come back in a week to see my doc if its not fixed.
My problem is i think im being given the run around. I have been on so many courses of antibiotics and nothing is helping. I cant afford to go back to the breast surgeon as its around $150 a visit and thats without any treatment being done. I know there is something wrong, just not what. My breast isnt normal
Has anyone had this problem before? After 6 months of this pain and surgery and being given the run around i need to do something, anything. Im desperate. Its not fair that nothing is being done when surely something has to be done. I cant keep taking this amount of anti-biotics all the time, and I cant live with the pain and the lump! I should add that I have started getting the same pain in my right nipple but no lump as yet in that side. I am not lactating as my youngest child is 6. I have had no fevers or sickness at all.
Thanks in advance for any information you can help me with. I hope the above made sense!